Here is the third portrait we did in the workshop last week. The "Mountain Man" is probably as loose as I've ever painted...certainly as loose as I've ever thought about when ever starting a painting. This goes against my usual technique in that this is painted light to dark with different glazes going on rather than charging in with dark to light. I must say that I like the skin tones and freshness of this one. The trick with me seems to be NOT to go back in and "fiddle". Oh, the hangover from my pen/ink years is sure hard to overcome. This also a quarter sheet on Arches #140. This is also painted on about a 5" vertical slant which is a bit higher than my usual 2" block.